Nijakarman, Nija-karman, Nijakarmā, Nijakarma, Nija-karma: 3 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Nijakarman (निजकर्मन्) refers to “one’s own actions”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.14 (“The Birth of Tāraka and Vajrāṅga”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] On coming to know of it, Indra entered her [i.e., Diti’s] womb forcibly and cut it off many a time with his thunderbolt. By the power of her sacred rites, the child in the womb did not die as she was sleeping at that time, by a stroke of good luck. They were cut into seven pieces and so she had seven sons. These sons became gods by the name of Maruts. They all went to heaven along with Indra and were taken as his own attendants by the king of gods. Diti resorted again to her husband repenting for her action [i.e., nijakarman—bheje'nutaptā nijakarmataḥ]. She made the sage pleased by means of great service”.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections
Nijakarman (निजकर्मन्) refers to “one’s own actions”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Fools mourn for relations experiencing the results of their own actions [com.—nijaśubhāśubhakarma-phalabhoktṛ—‘the experiencer of the results of their own good and bad actions’] [but] because of the confusion of [their] intelligence [they do] not [mourn for] themselves situated in Yama’s fangs. In this forest that is the cycle of rebirth dwelt in by Yama the serpent-king, the men of olden times, who were eternal previously, have come to an end”.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nijakarman (निजकर्मन्):—[=ni-ja-karman] [from ni-ja] n. one’s own work
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 2.23.478 < [Chapter 23 - Wandering about Navadvīpa On the Day the Lord Delivered the Kazi]
Verse 2.8.258 < [Chapter 8 - The Manifestation of Opulences]
Verse 2.8.261-262 < [Chapter 8 - The Manifestation of Opulences]
Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verse 18.25 < [Chapter 18 - Mokṣa-yoga (the Yoga of Liberation)]
Verse 2.40 < [Chapter 2 - Sāṅkhya-yoga (Yoga through distinguishing the Soul from the Body)]
Verse 2.45 < [Chapter 2 - Sāṅkhya-yoga (Yoga through distinguishing the Soul from the Body)]
Bhajana-Rahasya (by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Mahasaya)